DOL Cites Crothall for Discrimination
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently cited a Crothall Laundry Services plant in Rome, GA, with violations that alleged systematic hiring discrimination, according to news reports.
The company recently agreed to pay $72,000 in back wages after a routine compliance evaluation by OFCCP found that – starting in 2013 – Crothall had discriminated against 36 female applicants in the hiring and selection process for production jobs. Crothall officials contacted by Textile Services Weekly to comment said they would have “no response” to the allegations. The plant provides laundry and janitorial services to the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force.
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